Scope and classes
ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Wed Aug 19 03:22:32 CEST 2009
David <davidshais at googlemail.com> writes:
> Out of 'Abc.message' and 'self.message', which is the favoured
It's not a matter of convention. They mean different things, so you use
each depending on what you mean.
> It would be very easy to accidentally override 'self.messages' with an
> instance attribute!
Right. So you use ‘Abc.message’ when you specifically want a class
independent of any instance, and you use ‘self.message’ when you want
the attribute of this instance (with fallback to the usual resolution
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